Lake Wales, FL Walking Trails and Maps

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Auburndale TECO Trail

6.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Flatwoods Park Trail

7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Hancock Trail

6.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Hardy Trail

0.9 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lake Baldwin Trail

2.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lake Underhill Path

2.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Lake Wales Trailway

2.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Little Econ Greenway

7.4 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Orlando Southeast Trail

13 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Orlando Urban Trail

2.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Pine Hills Trail

2.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

17.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

St. Cloud Lakefront Park Bike Path

2.1 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

West Orange Trail

22.4 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips

Cady Way Trail

7.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Fort Fraser Trail

7.54 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Gaston Edwards Trail

0.7 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Gertrude's Walk

0.25 mi
State: FL
Concrete
Accordion

Hammock Road Trail

3.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Neptune Road Recreational Pathway

6.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Old Fort King Trail

6.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

Wilson Lake Parkway Trail

3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Chain of Lakes Trail

4.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Kissimmee Trail Loop

6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lake Jackson Trail

10.5 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Montverde Greenway Trail

1 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Sebring Parkway Trail

4 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Dakota Avenue Linear Park

0.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Mailer Avalon Trail

0.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Auburndale TECO Trail connects Lake Myrtle in Auburndale with Polk City, where it meets up with the General James A. Van Fleet Trail. The Auburndale TECO Trail is flat and invites walkers,...
FL 6.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview  The Flatwoods Park Trail is located within a park of the same name.  This multi-purpose route is a seven-mile paved loop that provides a pleasant, wooded experience with abundant wildlife...
FL 7 mi Asphalt
Overview  The General James A. Van Fleet State Trail runs for 29 miles between Mabel and Polk City through some of Florida’s most scenic rural landscapes. At least one-third of the trail passes...
FL 29 mi Asphalt
The Hancock Trail is 6.5 miles of smooth as ice, undulating multi-purpose trail in Lake County, Florida. It’s wide - a good 14 ft - and the hilly topography can either be a moderate challenge or a...
FL 6.5 mi Asphalt
The Hardy Trail is a mile long walk or ride in the heart of Dade City. The trail sits on a converted railbed, and travels south from Church Avenue. Residents love using the trail to run or jog or walk...
FL 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Lake Baldwin Trail is a 12-foot wide multi-use trail that circles Lake Baldwin in Orlando Florida. The asphalt trail is wide enough to accommodate different types of users, including older...
FL 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Lake Underhill Path is a greenway linking four parks in Orlando near the Orlando Executive Airport in downtown Orlando. Work out stations dot the length of the trail, which is why you might hear...
FL 2.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Lake Wales Trailway is a 2.3 mile, 12-foot wide asphalt path that circles most of Lake Wales. The trail serves both as a recreational and transportation asset, thanks to its proximity to a number...
FL 2.3 mi Asphalt
The Little Econ Greenway trail is just one section of the Orlando area's many fine trails. The trail offers riverside recreation, picnicking, wildlife watching, and canoe trails. It also features a...
FL 7.4 mi Asphalt
The Orlando Southeast Trail is a collection of multiuse pathways crisscrossing Lake Nona, a master-planned community southeast of the City of Orlando. Narcoosee Road, running north-south, serves as...
FL 13 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Orlando Urban Trail offers a pleasant way for pedestrians and bicyclists to reach a number of recreational and cultural attractions in the city's northern neighborhoods. It winds by several lakes,...
FL 2.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Opened in 2017, Orange County's Pine Hills Trail spans 1.75 miles from Alhambra Drive to Silver Star Road in a western subdivision of Orlando. In the middle of the north-south route, a spur heads...
FL 2.5 mi Asphalt
Overview The Shingle Creek Regional Trail startled with humble beginnings of just over 1 mile, leaving off near Steffee Landing, south of US Highway 192, and running past the Osceola County Welcome...
FL 17.7 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
About 20 miles west of Orlando, the South Lake Trail (also known as Lake Minneola Scenic Trail) takes in some of central Florida's most spectacular prospects. Nowhere in this region will you find more...
FL 15.5 mi Asphalt
This multiuse path skirts the south shore of East  Lake Tohopekaliga (fondly known as East Lake Toho) in St. Cloud, Florida. The trail is paved, and stretches about 2 miles point-to-point, paralleling...
FL 2.1 mi Asphalt
Overview Connecting small communities and suburban neighborhoods, the 22-mile West Orange Trail is one of Florida's most popular rail-trails, thanks to its reputation and proximity to metro...
FL 22.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips
Overview    The Cady Way Trail is a 7.5 mile paved, multi-use pathway that runs between Orlando’s Coytown neighborhood and the Goldenrod area of nearby Winter Park, where it connects to the Cross...
FL 7.5 mi Asphalt
Overview The paved Fort Fraser Trail traverses part of the former CSX Railroad line, running parallel to US Highway 98 for 7.54 miles, between Lakeland and Bartow, Florida. About the...
FL 7.54 mi Asphalt
In northern Orlando, the Gaston Edwards Trail provides a pleasant jaunt of nearly a mile along Lake Ivanhoe's eastern shore. (Hence, the trail is also known as the Lake Ivanhoe Trail.) The paved route...
FL 0.7 mi Concrete
Gertrude’s Walk spans three city blocks in downtown Orlando, providing access to offices and the city’s sports arena not far from its southern end. The trail runs adjacent to an active CSX and Amtrak...
FL 0.25 mi Concrete
Accordion
The Hammock Road Trail parallels its namesake from Highlands Hammock State Park to Lake Jackson, allowing Sebring residents easy access between two of the city's natural treasures. The state park...
FL 3.7 mi Asphalt
The Neptune Road Recreational Pathway, also known as the Bill Johnston Memorial Pathway, connects Kissimmee's Lakefront Park to St. Cloud in central Florida. The 10-foot wide trail exits the Kissimmee...
FL 6.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Old Fort King Trail is a 6.7-mile mixed-surface trail in west Central Florida. The trail consists of two parts: starting from John B. Sargeant Park, a 2.2 mile paved portion heads north, along the...
FL 6.7 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
The Wilson Parkway Trail parallels the road of the same name, stretching north from Cherry Rd to its endpoint on Libby Rd. #3. It’s mostly a green ride, there’s not much variation in scenery. The...
FL 3 mi Asphalt
Overview The Chain of Lakes Trail stretches nearly 5 miles along an abandoned rail corridor between downtown Winter Haven and north of Lake Alfred in central Florida. About the Route As its...
FL 4.7 mi Asphalt
Combining asphalt off-street paths and sections of sidewalk (particularly the eastern arc of the loop), the Kissimmee Loop provides access from the city’s residential neighborhoods to many amenities,...
FL 6 mi Asphalt
The Lake Jackson Trail circles this popular swimming and boating spot in the heart of Sebring. Trail-goers will enjoy waterfront views along the lake's sandy shores and connections to other trails in...
FL 10.5 mi Concrete
The Montverde Greenway Trail or as locals refer to it "The Greenway" provides safer passage along County Road 455 for commuting and recreational activities. The paved trail runs along a former...
FL 1 mi Concrete
The Sebring Parkway Trail follows this major thoroughfare though downtown Sebring. Trail-goers will pass by three popular recreational attractions—Sebring Lake, Dinner Lake and Lake Jackson—as they...
FL 4 mi Concrete
This short trail acts as a connector, delivering residents from their neighborhoods to the south shore of East Lake Tohopekaliga. The trail runs the length of a linear park that sits in the median...
FL 0.5 mi Asphalt
Neighbors in Avalon Park will appreciate this short local trail - a place to walk, bike and meet that's right on their doorstep. The trail runs just short of a mile east from the trailhead on Mailer...
FL 0.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This is a dedicated bike-ped sidepath along Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee, Florida. The north-south trail extends from Cypress Parkway to Orange Blossom Trail (US Highway 17/ 92) through a setting...
FL 0 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

West Orange Trail

Great Trail

June, 2024 by wade.lanier

Scenery: 4/5
Shade: 4/5
Condition: 3/5
Crowdedness: 3/5
Amenities: 4/5
Road Crossings: 2/5
Signage: 3/5

This is a great trail, but it's not perfect. It meanders through several cute neighborhoods, towns, and wooded areas with a diverse array of pleasant scenery (woods, charming homes, open vistas, etc.). Stations and outposts all along the trail provide better amenities than most other trails. With just a few exceptions, shade is ample. The trail is very popular and can get quite crowded, especially between the end point at Killarney Station and the Apopka-Vineland outpost. Once you get past the Apopka-Vineland Outpost (heading east from Killarney Station) and turn north, the crowd really thins out and it's much easier to travel. Naturally, crowds are heaviest on weekends and when the weather is mild. The trail is in good shape for the most part, although there are places where it is noticeably bumpy due to root incursion. My biggest complaint is the number of road crossings - there are a LOT. Some of them are very busy with automobile traffic, and some of them are quite rough. All in all, though, it's a very pleasant trail, and I would certainly ride it again. It's important to note that this trail is relatively long. I have ridden the entire trail, and my observations apply to the trail as a whole. Some observations may not apply to certain sections of the trail.

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

Among the Best in Central Florida

June, 2024 by wade.lanier

Scenery: 5/5
Shade: 4/5
Condition: 5/5
Crowdedness: 4/5
Water Availability: 3/5
Road Crossings: 3/5
Signage: 2/5

This is one of my favorite trails in Central Florida. In this area, the West Orange Trail is the most popular, but I think the South Lake/Lake Minneola Trail beats out in terms of scenery and crowdedness. Except for the portion of the trail that follows the shoreline of Lake Minneola, shade is ample. It is less crowded than the West Orange Trail, except for the portion that runs through the lakefront park on Lake Minneola. This is understandable given the nature of the park. The crowded stretch is manageable as long as you take it slow and are patient, and it's relatively short compared to the rest of the trail as a whole. The scenery both through wooded areas and along the lake is great. On the western end, the section through Lake Hiawatha Preserve is beautiful albeit very short. Beyond the Preserve (heading west), there's not much to see. The trail is in very good shape, but there are a good number of road crossings. Overall, a really great trail that, in my opinion, is more enjoyable than the West Orange Trail.

Hancock Trail

Description Says It All

June, 2024 by wade.lanier

Scenery: 2/5
Shade: 1/5
Condition: 5/5
Crowdedness: 5/5
Water Availability: 1/5
Road Crossings: 1/5
Signage: 3/5

Skip this one if you have better options. The description pretty much says it all: not much scenery (almost entirely suburban), hilly (for Florida standards), no water, no shade. On a clear day, there is some scenery at the northern end where you can see Lake Apopka and the Orlando skyline on the eastern horizon, but rampant development is quickly wiping that out. There are a lot of road crossings, some busy. Virtually all of the trail parallels a rather busy, noisy road. The trail is in good shape (except for a few spots where roots have created bumps - mostly on the southern end), but I'm not sure why the description says that it is 14 feet wide. There may be short sections where that is the case, but mostly not. The trail is not crowded at all, but, given its shortcomings, that's not surprising.

Accordion

Neptune Road Recreational Pathway

on its way to something good

April, 2024 by sharon_wb

The northern portion is gorgeous with Waterview to the west and a nice ride through beautiful parks. I went a little further and did the regional trail just north of this one and it was absolutely beautiful but very short. The section after the high school heading north is dangerous for unsteady cyclist. The local community is actively working to improve this 3 to 5 mile section of trail Once that is complete the trail will be quite nice. The majority of the trail is a double wide sidewalk, so it is not good for a zone four or five ride. It is perfect for a leisure zone 2 ride. The Northern section is excellent for a family bike ride. On my way back heading south. I avoided the double wide sidewalk and rode the generous bike lane until it ended.

Chain of Lakes Trail

Cute trail

March, 2024 by hitchcock.anita1

This is a short city trail ride but well maintained. There are sections of it which are quite pretty. There are amenities along the way, and with a Dunkin Donuts, 7-11, and a Diner at the trail end.

Orlando Southeast Trail

Great Ride during the Holidays

February, 2024 by jallen1804

I ride this area at least twice a week. The trails are wide & the scenery is pretty good. It is great place to ride at night if you enjoy that. The neighborhood is always well decorated at Christmas.

Hancock Trail

Hill work

February, 2024 by vbellatplay

On our visit to Florida and first time in the saddle in six months we opted for a short day, about 20 miles. We parked at the Copper library which was convenient and had nice bathrooms and water. There are new developments and a shopping complex since the details to this trail were written. At about mile 5 there is a Publix, Starbucks and a few more retail stores. There were a lot of roads to cross and hills to climb. We opted for a 6 mile round trip down the intersecting Lake Shore trail to Minneola Lake. That was a nice, scenic section. Overall a good day to start our season.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Great Trail

February, 2024 by pdreger

Rode on a cold day but still saw otters and deer. Be careful because Google maps will take you the wrong way. The northern most part of the trail is in Mabel FL off Highway 50. The access road to this point is horrible but short.

Lake Jackson Trail

Glorified Sidewalk Trail

January, 2024 by brookeypav

This trail is a sidewalk around the island. It’s really about 10.3 miles according to my tracking. It’s scenic at points but also cuts through neighborhoods which is fine but eh. Super easy to do on in-line skates. Probably wouldn’t do it again

Fort Fraser Trail

Very Nice Urban Bicycle Trail - Well Worth a Ride!

January, 2024 by jay1958

This is a very nice urban bicycle trail. The riding surface when we rode in January 2024 was excellent. We included the short spur trail, about 7/10 of a mile - following the sign for same - that is fairly close to the trail end on the Lakeland side, and about 85% of the way to the end from the Bartow side.

This was a fun ride, great riding surface and very well maintained. Thank you, local governments and Florida state government for providing this trail! The reason we gave it four stars instead of five is only because, as an urban trail, there are quite a few road crossings as well as a fairly busy highway in clear view of the trail for 70% to 80% of its length. The GOOD NEWS is that is usually about 30-40 feet or more of buffer (grass) between the bicycle trail and the highway.

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

Unexpected & Wonderful

December, 2023 by barbscondo

Dec 24, 2023 From AZ with our RV/jeep/Ebikes. We have been in the Winter Garden area for a week and somehow just realized that this trail starts in the same parking lot (West Orange Killarney Station) that we have been using to ride the W. Orange Trail. What a great trail this is! So much to look at. Some under shade/some along a two lane road (never bothers us)/nice parks/and fantastic ride along the shore of Lake Minneola and Waterfront Park. It is 10 miles to Clermont and the Historic Dist on the Lake shore with a beautiful Christmas tree set up by the town.-good lunch stop and then another mile to the Lake Hiawatha Preserve. We turned around at that point for a 22 mile round trip. It got a little confusing where the trail "T's" so I posted a pic of where you actually make the street crossing. This would be a repeat trail for sure!

Chain of Lakes Trail

Room for improvement

December, 2023 by tradesman7

Thru the worst parts of town. Room for improvement. I wouldn’t walk it after dark.

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